Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The Johns Hopkins University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
3400 North Charles Street
City: 
Baltimore
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal: 
21218
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in theoretical astrophysics at the Center for Astrophysical Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Working under the supervision of Professor Julian Krolik, the successful candidate will join a group of researchers at JHU and several other universities studying the physics of accretion onto black holes in many astrophysical contexts.   A partial list of topics of interest includes: the nature of accretion onto binary black holes and the character of light emitted as they approach and go through merger; dynamics and light production in tidal disruption events; alignment of accretion disks undergoing Lense-Thirring torques; and dynamics of accretion in elliptical disks.  Experience with numerical MHD simulations is desirable, but not essential.

The starting date for this position is flexible, but could be as early as spring or as late as fall, 2018. Officially the appointment must be renewed annually, but extension to three years is expected. The successful candidate will officially have the rank of postdoctoral fellow, a position that carries benefits including individual health insurance.

The JHU Center for Astrophysical Sciences and the adjacent Space Telescope Science Institute form a large and lively astrophysical community. In this environment, the post-doc will be immersed in first-rate work on everything from experimental cosmology to extra-solar planets.  Applicants should upload a letter of application, CV, list of publications, and a statement of research interests to AcademicJobsOnline (AJO), https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10201. Three letters of recommendation should also be submitted through AJO.

The Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community. 

Included Benefits: 

Individual health and dental insurance.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Barbara Dreyfus
Title: 
Research Service Analyst
Institution/Company: 
The Johns Hopkins University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
525 Bloomberg Center
Street Line 2: 
3400 North Charles Street
City: 
Baltimore
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal Code: 
21218
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
bdreyfu1@jhu.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Barbara Dreyfus
Subject: 
Inquiry about Professor Krolik's postdoc position in Theoretical Astrophysics
Email: 
bdreyfu1@jhu.edu